Wednesday, December 6, 2006


Company fined for building highway through Great Wall of China

`A Chinese construction company has been fined more than $A80,000 for building a highway through the Great Wall.

Parts of the Great Wall of China in Inner Mongolia have been blasted away to allow for a highway to be built.

The company responsible, Hongji Landbridge, was warned not to go ahead with construction.

According to government officials, it not only ignored the warnings but went on to demolish three nearby ancient villages.

As a result the company has been fined $A81,200.’

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